"Fridtjof Nansen" was a Norwegians/Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and List of Nobel Peace Prize laureates/Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, cross-country skiing on the island, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14? during his Nansen's Fram expedition/North Pole expedition of 1893–96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous explorers! More Fridtjof Nansen on Wikipedia.